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NEW YORK— Falling gas prices. "Retail therapy is out the window for most Americans," said Ken Perkins, president of RetailMetrics LLC, a research firm. In fact, the National Retail Federation forecasts holiday sales will grow 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion— the highest increase since 2011. But retailers already have had to resort to discounting to get shoppers into...
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NEW YORK— Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through advertising deals and promotions.
COLUMBUS, Ohio— A lawmaker in Ohio wants stores in the state to pay triple wages for employees who work on Thanksgiving— an effort that comes as Macy's, the holiday's quintessential retailer, is allowing its workers to choose whether to work that day. They're pushing shopper boycotts on Black Friday— the day after Thanksgiving— and on the holiday itself, which is...
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Costco Wholesale Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $139.80. Target fell$. 01 or percent, to $71.56. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $84.95.
Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. But those expenses aren't clear yet because the cases are in early stages, the company said in a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company said earlier this month after...
NEW YORK— Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving. For example, there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets deeply discounted as door buster deals at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to an analysis of...
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday is announcing new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. —Displays of food, such as pastries, at coffee chains like Starbucks. —Food prepared on site at large retail outlets, such as Target and Costco.
WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration plans new rules requiring chain restaurants, movie theaters and other retailers that sell prepared foods to put calorie labels on menus and menu boards. The rules will only apply to establishments that have 20 or more locations. —Displays of food, such as pastries, at coffee chains like Starbucks.
Demand for security products has been on the rise, especially in the wake of high-profile data breaches at Target Corp last year and, more recently, Home Depot Inc. Palo Alto said it expected a profit of 16 cents to 17 cents per share and revenue of between $200 million and $204 million for the second quarter. The company's net loss widened to $30.1 million, or 38 cents...
Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will continue even past the holidays. "I'll pay extra to get something right away," says Wendy Connors, a 47- year-old mother of three who lives in Menlo Park, California. They can't afford a repeat last year when UPS and FedEx failed to...
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Consumers have been shopping on Black Friday for so long, it's arguably become as much of a tradition as Thanksgiving itself.